Book Review: The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating by Ken Goss

The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating by Ken Goss This is not another diet book, although it will help you find ways to manage your food intake and energy output that are more in tune with your body’s needs. Instead, it offers you a different approach to learning to live in a complex body, … Continue reading Book Review: The Compassionate Mind Approach to Beating Overeating by Ken Goss

Impossible to-do lists: why magical thinking isn’t a solution.

A few weeks ago I visited my friend at the allotments. Covid restrictions prevent meeting indoors.  That, together with Manchester's weather meant it could be a while before we would catch up again. This could be the last warm day of the year, and a welcome opportunity for a good conversation.  The leaves on the … Continue reading Impossible to-do lists: why magical thinking isn’t a solution.

Coping with difficult emotions during a setback

I find flare-ups and setbacks very frustrating, and emotionally difficult. I’d be surprised if that isn’t normal for people with chronic illness. All the worst emotions tend to surface. And it’s even harder than usual to fend off self-doubt and self -criticism because I’m tired and sore and cross. There are two phrases that have … Continue reading Coping with difficult emotions during a setback